Ultimate X-Men #97 Review: ‘Epic’

Ultimate X-Men #97 coverUltimate X-Men #97
‘Absolute Power, Part 4’
Writer: Aron E. Coleite
Penciler: Mark Brooks; Jaime Mendoza

Now this is an outstanding finale.

A startling revelation, a balls-to-the-wall clash between X-Men (the Wolverine-Colossus fight is ‘epic’) and a final sequence that will blow you away (quite literally).

And a very clever, very funny tip of the hat to the unfinished ‘Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk’ series.

The best single issue of Ultimate X-Men in a very long time, perhaps ever.

Bravo, Aron Coleite, bravo.

From Marvel (preview): “The battle lines of Ultimatum are drawn! Who is the true power behind Banshee? What is their connection to Wolverine and the X-Men? The answers will make the X-Men reconsider everything they’ve ever believed in! How can one ever be human again after being a god? It’s the shocking finale by Aron E. Coleite (TV’s Heroes) and Mark Brooks!” On sale August 27, 2008.

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  1. I haven’t followed ultimate x-men yet, but I gotta get this one and crack it open after reading your review!

  2. I’m a little confused by this issue. Didn’t Magneto free Logan from Weapon X in Ultimate Origins ? Why would Magneto allow Professor X to capture him and manipulate his DNA, after he went through the entire “free mutant” speech with Charles ? I’m sorry , but that really annoyed the hell out of me. We can go say that “maybe Professor X didn’t capture him“, but that wouldn’t explain how Magneto’s tone was change and how he was supporting this little experiment.

    Everything else in the book was very cool though. I like how Wolverine put a end to the Banshee Drug and the ending panel was neat.

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